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Twitter to stop counting photos and links in 140-character limit

Twitter to stop counting photos and links in 140-character limit

Twitter will soon stop counting photos and links in its 140-character limit for tweets, according to a person familiar with the matter.

U.S. bee colonies continue to decline as pests, chemicals blamed

U.S. bee colonies continue to decline as pests, chemicals blamed

U.S. honeybee numbers continue to drop, according to two new studies, with scientists blaming mite infestations while the pace of the phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder accelerated in the first quarter.

Beer purity law, a German tradition (and marketing tool), turns 500

Beer purity law, a German tradition (and marketing tool), turns 500

But even as Germans celebrate the anniversary of the purity law, with dozens of events planned throughout the year (among them, an art show themed around “the beer gut”), not everyone is so enthusiastic about it.

Arts and crafts store helps women victims of trafficking gain respect

SCHENECTADY

Arts and crafts store helps women victims of trafficking gain respect

Quilting and cross-stitch, knitting and sewing, stamping and crochet. Whatever your craft, there are materials and tools for it at Her Treasure Box, a new arts and crafts thrift store on Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady.

Villa Tuscan Grille offers excellent food at reasonable prices

Villa Tuscan Grille offers excellent food at reasonable prices

The familiar face of Joanne Cornell Aragosa greeted us at the door with a big smile and open arms.

Flint House event will cover broom corn industry, more

Flint House event will cover broom corn industry, more

For decades throughout the 19th century, farmers in and around the village of Scotia were responsible for Schenectady County earning the distinction as the broom corn capital of the world.

Business to mark 10 years, observe World Fair Trade Day

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Business to mark 10 years, observe World Fair Trade Day

World Fair Trade Day this year is doubly a cause for celebration for one Saratoga Springs business, Mango Tree Imports — it deals only in Fair Trade goods, and May 2016 marks its 10th anniversary.

Bird flu egg shortages disappear as U.S. farms quick to replace flock

Bird flu egg shortages disappear as U.S. farms quick to replace flock

America's egg crisis is over. Not only have shortages disappeared, but there are signs of an emerging glut.

Dating site wants to help Americans flee Trump by meeting Canadians

Dating site wants to help Americans flee Trump by meeting Canadians

Joe Goldman, 25, is dead serious about dating across the 49th parallel. His new site, Maple Match, "makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency."

Hot off the griddle: Corn tortillas

Hot off the griddle: Corn tortillas

You can wrap just about anything in a freshly made corn tortilla, hot off the comal or griddle, and it’ll be wonderful.

Out in style: How to furnish outdoor spaces

Out in style: How to furnish outdoor spaces

There used to be a shortage of options for outdoor furnishings, especially when it came to smaller spaces. Now, it seems there are just about as many pieces, styles, colors, materials and price points for items outside the home as there are for items inside it.

Mel Bartholomew, engineer who popularized square foot gardening, dies at 84

He said a square foot garden, growing in a mix of compost, coarse vermiculite and peat moss, required no pesticides or tools, took 20 percent of the space of a row garden and needed 10 percent of the water. It could be placed on a porch, patio, deck or roof.

With selfie security, your password could be written all over your face

With selfie security, your password could be written all over your face

Forced to find creative ways to guard against the rising threat of identity theft, a growing number of companies are moving from a system that tests people on what they know, such as a password. Now they want to ask consumers to provide evidence of something that can't easily be changed or copied: their face.

Working the legs, hips as never before

Working the legs, hips as never before

Right off the bat, I realized that BarreFlow is a very different workout from my normal routine.

Seven offers variety of comfort food

Seven offers variety of comfort food

Seven An American Bistro, the restaurant in the Park Manor Hotel, really wants you to notice them. And some of what they offer is worth noticing.

BarreFlow hits some of those neglected muscles

BarreFlow hits some of those neglected muscles

There are a lot more muscles in the human body than most workout programs will hit. So a couple of local fitness entrepreneurs are building a business out of a full-body exercise program.

Little sun, but no rain at Albany's Tulip Fest

ALBANY

Little sun, but no rain at Albany's Tulip Fest

The 68th Annual Albany Tulip Fest came on the tail end of a rainy week in the Capital Region, but on Saturday overcast skies never made good on their threat as sizeable crowds moved among the tulip beds or lounged on the grass in Washington Park.

Kernochan gains Eagle Scout rank

Kernochan gains Eagle Scout rank

Carl Kernochan, son of George and Christine Kernochan of Ballston Spa, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 1, sponsored by Ballston Spa United Methodist Church.

More Baby Boomers going back to school to learn new skills

More Baby Boomers going back to school to learn new skills

If you are a Baby Boomer and you are thinking of going to college, you won’t be alone on campus.

Basic Foods owner offers healthful choices

Basic Foods owner offers healthful choices

On Saratoga Road in Glenville, sun splashes through the front window of Eileen Curwen’s shop and nurtures pots of lavender, aloe and eucalyptus lined up on the windowsill.

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